Witnessing a lion attack during a game drive is one thing, but seeing a wildebeest fighting for its life for over 7 minutes and breaking free from the clutches of a lion’s jaws is something incredibly rare to witness.
The team at Ranger Diaries published this amazing video of the encounter. It’s sad, heartwarming and an inspiration to never give up, no matter how impossible the situation you are in may seem. Take a look at the video and feel free to let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
This online video campaign by US activists aims at capturing an alleged Ugandan warlord, Joseph Kony and his Rebel Group the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army). The video has gone viral with over 15 million views on YouTube. This campaign will expire on 31 December 2012, dedicating 2012 to stopping Joseph Kony. Watch this amazingly well produced Kony YouTube Video and reveal the horrifying truth about what is happening in Uganda.
Share this post and let's make Kony known globally so that we can capture the man who has abducted over 30 000 innocent children and made their lives a living hell. Do it for the 30 000 children who will be next...
We can always rely on National Geographic to bring us quality footage from the wild, and they've done it again! Watch as this brave elephant manages to open a can of 'not-today', and escape a ravenous pride of lions.
Check it out: a giraffe is rescued from a swimming pool in the above YouTube video! The crew filming the television series Wild at Heart, were like 'WTF' when they found a nine-year-old, preggie* giraffe chilling in a swimming pool, as caught on the above YouTube video!
Filmed in the Leopard's Den game reserve in South Africa, where wildlife roam free and the television series crew do their best not to interfere with wildlife in their habitat. Seems like the giraffe came looking for fame of its own though when the 14 months pregnant giraffe, named ‘Lucy’, managed to get through a fence around the set situated in the Glen Afric game sanctuary.
Producer Adam Friedlander says he is not 100 per cent sure how the giraffe landed up in the pool, but his guess is that she may have been drinking from it, and with her head being too low, became disorientated and fell in.
Like that one time Lucy partied with the monkeys and got drunk on marula fruit. Good times. Actor Stephen Tompkinson who was on the set at the time said: “It was such a bizarre sight – as soon as I walked around the corner all I could see was this great neck sticking out of the pool."
The first step to Lucy's rescue was for the crew to drain the pool. They wanted to use sandbags to build steps for the giraffe to trot out on, but just in case Lucy lost her footing while making her way out, the idea was abandoned. The strapping young lads of the fire brigade were called to the rescue (*Queue superhero trumpet theme tune*) and decided to dig a trench at one end of the pool and lure the giraffe out with food.
A gal can't say no to a delicious carrot... as Lucy first discovered 14 months ago. After three hours, Lucy eventually climbed out of the pool without a scratch. Go Lucy! So for future reference thats how a giraffe is rescued from a swimming pool and caught on video! Was this stunt an attempt to get 30 seconds of fame? Or was Lucy just looking for a respectable spot to have a water birth? Either way, good luck Lucy! Source: The Telegraph *preggie = pregnant
We are firm believers that wild animals should be where they belong: in the wild. Zoos and circuses are out but rehabilitation centres and sanctuaries are understandably in!
Should we keep wild animals in zoos?
Confused and frustrated, these animals show visitors at the zoo that you can take an animal out of the wild, but you can't take the wild out of the animal. *Queue lion roar here*
In a very clever ad campaign for a zoo, the nature of wildlife is portrayed perfectly:
Why would you want to visit a zoo or circus to see wildlife anyway? Why not go on a real wildlife safari or visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre? We want to hear what you have to say about the matter. Should we keep wild animals in zoos? Drop us a comment below. Go wild.
We've carefully selected these top 5 best animal videos on YouTube based on cringe factor, hilarity and surprise! Enjoy!
1. Red Hartebees Takes out Mountain Biker
Watch as Mountain biker, Evan van der Spuy gets trampled by a galloping red hartebees while participating in a mountain bike race in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.
2. The Battle at Kruger
Who really is the King of the Jungle? Watch as a herd of Cape Buffalo chase away a pride of lions in the Kruger National Park.
3. Monkey Smells His Finger and Falls out of A Tree
This curious little fella decides to stick his finger in an 'Exit Only' orifice and is left with a bad smells under his nose.
4. Sneaky Ninja Cat!
If there ever were a video that illustrated how sneaky cats are, it is this one. Check out this video and find out what it feels like to be a small animal on the menu.
5. Baby Elephant Sneezes and Scares Himself
Now here is something he won't forget: his first sneeze...
To keep you up to speed with what has been happening in the realm of everything awesome on YouTube, here's a clip that packs 100 of the decade's most viral videos into four minutes.
Animals are no doubt the most unpredictable bunch on the planet. Grab your video camera, book your trip and be the next owner of the latest YouTube busting viral video to compete with some of the best animal videos on YouTube.
Africa expeditions can be enjoyed on budget safaris, camping safaris and Africa travel tours. Overlanding in Africa is an amazing experience that everybody should bear witness to. This short video will give you an idea of the good times to be had when travelling on an overland truck with like-minded people who share a common interest, to discover Africa in all its beauty and glory on an Africa expedition of a lifetime.
Whether you've already got a destination in mind, or whether you're keen to travel on one of the routes labeled the best African safaris, the overland trip style of travel won't disappoint. If this short teaser has got you itching to go on a safari in Africa, don't hesitate to contact us for free advice from members in the tourism industry with 40+ years of combined overland experience. We will gladly help you plan your next Africa expedition.